Tongo

Natural History.
      Dipteryx odorata.
      Tongo, Tonka or Tonquin Bean. N.O. Leguminosae. Tincture of the dried beans.

Clinical.
      Hip, pains in.
      Migraine.
      Neuralgia of face.
      Toothache.

Characteristics.
      Tongo was proved by Nenning. Its fragrant seed is much used by perfumers.
      Dipteryx odorata, which yields it, is a native of Cayenne. The fruit is something like that of the almond-tree.
      Curiously in the proving it produced "Risings with taste of bitter almonds." The chief uses of Tong. have been in migraine and neuralgic affections.
      The symptoms are: worse by rest, when seated.
      Better by movement.
      Pressure improves.

Relations.
      Antidoted by: Vinegar.

Mind.
      Peevishness and ill-humor.
      Dislike to labor and conversation.

Head.
      Head confused, especially in occiput, with drowsiness.
      Heaviness of head, especially on rising up after stooping.
      Drawing headache.
      Pressure, tearings, and shootings in head, especially on coming into a room, with tearings on one side of the face and ill-humor.
      Shootings in head, when laughing.
      Pulsative headache, especially on left side.
      The headaches disappear on taking vinegar.
      Excessive sensibility of exterior of head.

Eyes.
      Burning sensation and dryness of eyes, when reading in evening.
      Drawing, tension, and quivering in eyelids.

Ears.
      Tearing in ears.

Nose.
      Coryza, with obstruction of nose.
      Violent sneezing in the night.
      Slight tearing in root of nose with irritation of sneeze and cough.

Face.
      Paleness of complexion, with red cheeks.
      Tearing in maxillae.
      Semi lateral, tearing pains in face.

Teeth.
      Toothache, with tearing pain, especially in molars, worse by pressing upon them, dissipated by the use of vinegar.
      Acid blood from teeth and gums.

Mouth.
      Copious accumulation of water in mouth.

Throat.
      Roughness and scraping in throat.

Stomach.
      Risings with taste of bitter almonds.

Abdomen.
      Burning sensation and cuttings in the hypochondria, as if externally.
      Movements and pinchings in abdomen.

Stool.
      Tenesmus.
      Hard feces, evacuated with straining.
      Diarrhoea, followed by excessive sensibility of abdomen.

Urinary Organs.
      Scanty urine, with white sediment.
      Urine of color of white wine, with much slimy sediment.
      Red urine, with abundant clay-colored sediment.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Catamenia premature.
      Leucorrhoea, when walking.
      Discharge of thick mucus from vagina (when making an effort to pass a stool).

Respiratory Organs.
      Hoarseness, with burning sensation in larynx.

Chest.
      Shooting and burning sensation under sides of the chest.

Back.
      Pains in loins, with excessive sensibility to the touch.

Lower Limbs.
      Tearing in left hip-joint five PM better rubbing.
      Tearing in left thigh and knee better pressure.
      Violent stinging like the prick of a needle in fatty portion of right great toe after dinner.

Generalities.
      Tearing in the limbs, better by external pressure and also by movement.
      The majority of the symptoms manifest themselves when seated, and during repose.
      Vinegar dissipates many of the pains.